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Finance Officer (Horn & East Africa) Job in Kenya

Regional Finance Officer – Horn & East Africa

Regional position

Forecast an end to global poverty……

VSO is a leading international development organisation that fights poverty through people. We deliver relevant and cost effective work that promotes volunteering to fight global poverty in over 50 countries around the world.

With principal responsibility for building capacity in financial management and restricted fund grant management in the region over a period of three years, the Regional Finance Officer plays a key role in supporting and advising Programme offices.

In line with the overall VSO global strategy of improving finance capacity and building restricted fund resources, the role will focus on building capacity in financial management and restricted fund grant management, as well as supporting the region’s fundraising efforts.

This is a challenging and interesting role that will require travel between all of our offices in the region in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The role also covers general financial management work relating to country offices where priorities and time allows.

The position is part of a matrix management structure, working closely with the Geographical Finance manager for Africa based in UK and the Regional Director and members of the Regional Management and Support Team based in Nairobi.

We are looking for a person who is:
  • Part or fully qualified accountant
  • Has experience of building finance capacity of finance and non-finance staff
  • Has experience of donor-related financial management and reporting.
  • Able to develop strong and effective relationships with programme staff in different countries and work in a regional support team that is spread across the world.
  • Organised and self-motivated and able to achieve results
Substantial travel within the region and to/from the UK is expected.

Remuneration: A competitive expatriate remuneration and benefits package.


Please submit a CV and a cover letter to HR at 

Please quote the job title on the subject line. 

The cover letter should detail the reasons you believe you are most suitable for the role and outline your current salary, benefits package and your salary expectations. 

Please include telephone and email contact and details of two referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). 

For more information on VSO visit our website:

Application deadline: 20 January 2012

Interviews: 30 January 2012

VSO is an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce. 

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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